Quotation Explorer - 'Dignity'

I had rather that the human race, having a certain quality in their lives, should continue for only a few centuries than that, losing freedom, friendship, dignity, and mercy, and learning to be quite content without them, they should continue for millions of millennia. - C.S. Lewis
One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered. - Michael J. Fox
Men love liberty because it protects them from control and humiliation from others, and thus affords them the possibility of dignity. They loathe liberty because it throws them back on their own abilities and resources, and thus confronts them with the possibility of insignificance. - Thomas Szasz
If nothing else in this long and short life, let me be true to my conscience, to the dignity of my own heart. Let me act in a way that says, I have honored my spirit as truly as I have honored others'. Let me stand tall and rooted as a mountain in the face of a quaking world. - Jennifer DeLucy
The eyes of such a nation (living godly) shall view a land that stretches afar. Talking about global influence, authority, dignity and respect. - Sunday Adelaja
Intruding upon a dimension rightfully ours, modern medicine robs us of the dignity of what people in the past regarded as most precious: that final moment of death. - Shinmon Aoki
Dignity and pride are not only two different feelings, but, in some ways, opposites.You can step on your pride to preserve your dignity. You can destroy your dignity because of your pride. - Luigina Sgarro
Chasing a man is not winning. The only thing you win is the loss of your dignity. Confidence is knowing your value, instead of expecting a man’s love to provide you with value. - Shannon L. Alder
The King of Glory does not reward His servants according to the dignity of their office, but according to the humility and love with which they have exercised it. - Francis de Sales
Persistence plus no dignity equals success.
You will finally have dignity when you realize that you are not on the path, but have become the path for others. - Shannon L. Alder
Politeness [is] a sign of dignity, not subservience. - Theodore Roosevelt
The deepness of human love and dignity will define the tolerance of humanity. - Debasish Mridha
To believe that what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man. - Mahatma Gandhi
When old people talk too much in presence of younger persons, they wouldn't know when their value would be diminishing.Talk less especially when a younger person is in your midst, it's a sign of dignity - OMOSOHWOFA CASEY
I live well with very little things but not without my dignity - Rui M.
To me, religion is about our dignity, not our depravity. - Yann Martel
CLIO, n. One of the nine Muses. Clio's function was to preside over history -- which she did with great dignity, many of the prominent citizens of Athens occupying seats on the platform, the meetings being addressed by Messrs. Xenophon, Herodotus and other popular speakers. - Ambrose Bierce
There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble. - Washington Irving
Every thing's for sale out here. Anything you want. About the only thing you can't buy is my dignity and self-respect, cause those were the first to go. And I gave them away for free. - excerpt from: freefalling - Darlenne Susan Girard
...even though we do not have the wisdom to enumerate the reasons for the behaviour of another person, we can grant that every individual does have his private world of meaning, conceived out of the integrity and dignity of his personality. - Virginia M. Axline
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. - Rabbi Abraham Heschel
No one can dub you with dignity. That's yours to claim.
Most writers deserve the reputation posterity has bestowed upon them: You can’t for long conceal the toxic spots on your character—Philip Larkin is Exhibit A—nor can you conceal your dignity, your humanism, your regard for veracity and freedom. - William Giraldi
True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn - Philip Massinger
Dignity is never silent. It has a voice, heart and soul. Truth and courage is its foundation. It will stand against the masses and speak the truth. Because every great person has always done what others found fear in doing. - Shannon L. Alder
The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this... - William Wordsworth
Be mild with the mild, shrewd with the crafty, confiding to the honest, rough to the ruffian, and a thunderbolt to the liar. But in all this, never be unmindful of your own dignity. - John Brown
originality and a feeling of one's own dignity are achieved only through work and struggle. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
To paint an image and to write a poem, is to reclaim the dignity and personal joy...it is an invitation for my creative contemplation of an opened mind...it is a storytelling venture on a blank page of paper and white canvases...it is reclaiming my life. - Isabella Koldras, Reclaiming my Life.
Do not let anyone to cage your freedom. Fight for your Freedom and dignity - Mohammed Sekouty
Dignity comes not from control, but from understanding who you are and taking your rightful place in the world. - Gordon Atkinson
It was time for me to make my stand; to display my integrity and dignity as a human worthful of respect. It was time for me to aggress the predatory lions and destroy them once and for all. - Yanan Melo
Never joke about the job of your friend. He/she feeds their family with it and it affects their dignity! - Rossana Condoleo
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. - Aristotle
The world knows of Rosa Parks because of a single, simple act of dignity and courage that struck a lethal blow to the foundations of legal bigotry. - Bill Clinton
To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity. - Dejan Stojanovic
Democracy is not just the right to vote, it is the right to live in dignity. - Naomi Klein
Neither boost about your own strength nor dignity but the sacred grace of God. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Refrain from being selfish to others, instead make some friend and stand up with dignity. - Lenny Ramirez
The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity. - George Santayana
Religion is an insult to human dignity. Without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things.But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. - Steven Weinberg
Never force yourself on another. If you do this, then this is you trampling on your own dignity without the external help. - Omoakhuana Anthonia
I’ve known people that the world has thrown everything at to discourage them...to break their spirit. And yet something about them retains a dignity. They face life and don’t ask quarters. - Horton Foote
For now, let us simply observe that the assault on human dignity is one of the prime goals of the visitation of fear, a prelude to the domination of the mind and the triumph of power - Wole Soyinka
What we say and what we do ultimately comes back to us so let us own our responsibility, place it in our hands, and carry it with dignity and strength.
What the new government of Nigeria and other African governments must do, is to start a massive reorientation campaign in the culture of the dignity of labour. - Sunday Adelaja
Dignity has no price, when someone starts making small concessions, in the end, life loses all meaning. - José Saramago
Our government, media houses, schools, must focus on creating a new culture in our society. A culture of work. A culture of labour. A culture of diligence. A culture of hard work. A culture of perseverance. A culture of persistence. A culture of DIGNITY OF LABOUR. - Sunday Adelaja
No matter where you live, live with dignity. - Eraldo Banovac
There is no dignity when the human dimension is eliminated from the person. In short, the problem with pornography is not that it shows too much of the person, but that it shows far too little. - Pope John Paul II
Faith gives you a concept of the dignity and worth of all work, even simple work, without which work could bore you. - Timothy J. Keller
Silence is victory and patience is glory.Let silence speak our identityand let patience keep our dignity. - Aram Seriteratai
With my simple writings I want to change the mindset of humanity so that they themselves can create a positive new world where they can live with dignity and peace. - Debasish Mridha
The reward for doing right is mostly an internal phenomenon: self-respect, dignity, integrity, and self- esteem. - Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Without education what is man but a splendid slave, a reasoning savage vacillating between the dignity of an intelligence derived from God and the degradation of passion participated with brutes… - Chukwudifu Oputa
I like my human experience served up with a little silence and restraint. Silence makes experience go further and, when it does die, gives it that dignity common to a thing one had touched and not ravished. - Djuna Barnes
In a world so redolent with wonder, how can we allow ourselves to conduct our daily lives with so little insight, such absence of dignity? - Bruce Sterling
It strikes me as unfortunate that this approach - affording the same dignity to and investing in the same quality for a poor child as you would for your own - is so often received as provocative. - Jacob Lief
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty? - Cicero
What the trees can do handsomely-greening and flowering, fading and then the falling of leaves-human beings cannot do with dignity, let alone without pain. - Martha Gellhorn
Don't talk much and save your dignity. - Ashraf Ali Jamshedpur
Any necessary work that pays an honest wage carries its own honor and dignity.
Their long years together had shown him that it did not so much matter if marriage was a dull duty, as long as it kept the dignity of duty: lapsing from that, it became a mere battle of ugly appetites. - Edith Wharton
A real woman's blood pressure will go up when another man touch her, in anger of me losing my dignity and not because she likes it. - Unarine Ramaru
What should move us to action is human dignity: the inalienable dignity of the oppressed, but also the dignity of each of us. We lose dignity if we tolerate the intolerable.
Your dignity can be mocked, abused, compromised, toyed with, lowered and even badmouthed, but it can never be taken from you. You have the power today to reset your boundaries, restore your image, start fresh with renewed values and rebuild what has happened to you in the past. - Shannon L. Alder
The forms of manners which should be scrupulously observed are, invariably, those which contribute to the comfort, or dignity of others. - Josephine Ross
Without peace, justice and freedom, the true value and dignity of mankind disappears. - Auliq Ice
It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent. - W. Somerset Maugham
Young Arab men are not going to walk away from extremism because they can suddenly afford a Slurpee. They will walk away when they can devote themselves to a some call to serve a cause that connects nationalism to dignity and democracy and transcends a lifetime. - David Brooks
and children are still the way you were ...as a child, sad and happy in just the same way and if you think of your childhood, you once again live among them, among the solitary children, and the grownups are nothing, and their dignity has no value. - Rainer Maria Rilke
When female stories are muted, we are teaching our kids that their dignity is second class and the historical accounts of their lives [are] less relevant. This lowered value carries over when women face sexual objectification and systemic brutalization from inside and outside the community. - Aurin Squire
The whole thing was like a divorce. When we divided everything up, Courtney got my dignity, and I got the heartache. - Alex Flinn
The most important things to be acquired for freedom and democracy, are identity and dignity. - King Michael of Romania
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. - Booker T. Washington
Remember this-that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
If you lose your integrity, you will also lose your identity, your sensitivity and your dignity. Integrity is honesty, modesty and security in all kinds of weather. It should be our priority! - Israelmore Ayivor
Life is harder than you thought, you must face the challenges that comes to your life and fight with Love and Dignity in-order to have a successful life. - Lenny Ramirez
When you live with dignity no man will ever take it. Live without it and every boy will steal it. - Shannon L. Alder
Being fatigued and restless about challenging responsibilities could not lead you to a situation of yourself being highly respected about your dignity and accomplishments. - Saaif Alam
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances."— - Aristotle
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them. - Aristotle
When the dignity of one person is denied, all of us are denied.
It is not through fighting the opposition that will win you dignity. It is when you fight the fear in yourself that asks you why you don't feel you have it, regardless if you win or lose. - Shannon L. Alder
Dignity is the only one thing I have chosen over rules and benefits of slavery. I am not perfect because I chose to be myself; a human and this is the simplest form of dignity. - Rola Mahmoud
Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion - Steven Weinberg
Only wise men can differentiate between what is a matter of pride and what is a principle of dignity. - Sameh Elsayed
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity. - Ruby Dee
The world ridicules a passion which it seldom feels; its scenes, and its interests, distract the mind, deprave the taste, corrupt the heart, and love cannot exist in a heart that has lost the meek dignity of innocence. - Ann Radcliffe
A person’s own dignity is to neither compare oneself with any personality nor copy any style of any celebrity of any size of popularity, but the mimicry for earning livelihood is excluded from this activity. - Anuj Somany
I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Dignity will only happen when you realize that having someone in your life doesn’t validate your worth. - Shannon L. Alder
Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life."[ Live 8 Concert, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2 July 2005] - Nelson Mandela
On Kwajalein, Louie and Phil leared a dark truth known to the doomed in Hitler's death camps, the slaves of the American South, and a hundred other generations of betrayed people. Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. - Laura Hillenbrand
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. - Aristotle
True beauty is not in your face or in your dress but in your dignity. - Debasish Mridha
Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had adifferent word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity. - Charles J. Sykes
My brothers and sisters prayers and faith in God does not negate professionalism and dignity of labour. - Sunday Adelaja
Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity growswith the ability to say no to oneself. - Abraham Joshua Heschel
Even the poorest among us deserves the dignity of equality. - The Prophet of Life
POLONIUS : My Lord, I will use them according to their desert.HAMLET : God's bodykins man, better. Use every man after his desert, and who should 'scape whipping? Use them after your own honour and dignity. The less they deserve, the more merit is in your bounty. - William Shakespeare
One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered. - Michael J. Fox
Sex and excretion are reminders that anyone's claim to round-the-clock dignity is tenuous. The so-called rational animal has a desperate drive to pair up and moan and writhe. - Steven Pinker
Life is like a prison. To survive it is through self-healing and absolute dignity. - Izad
the meeting between ignorance and knowledge, between brutality and culture - it begins in the dignity with which we treat the dead - Frank Herbert
In my opinion, one of the answers to the question of underdevelopment of nations, is in the CULTURE of DIGNITY OF LABOR. - Sunday Adelaja
To be able to live each day with honor, respect and dignity is the greatest achievement of all. - Roopleen
I didn't want him to be the one I avoided because he'd hurt me. If I was just his friend, then I would still be blessed. If that meant swallowing my pride and being his shoulder when he got hurt, or being the one he ranted at when he was angry; I was prepared to do it and to do it with dignity. - Jessica Thompson
……but work in the field has nothing to do with dignity or with anything except patience, concentration, and eternal vigilance - C. William Beebe
Never Ever Knock My Dignity. Underneath our life we all are same. We sleep once in a day and wake up ------ Loud and Clear! - Sundeep Lal
Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they continue long together. - Ovid
Things base and vile, holding no quantity, love can transpose to form and dignity. - William Shakespeare
It’s not the destination (of seeking the truth) that creates our dignity or integrity, it’s the journey. From Messages From a Grandfather, by - Robert Gately
Adversity often defines dignity. - Debasish Mridha
Guarding your heart and protecting your dignity are a little bit more important than clarifying the emotions of someone who's only texting you back three words. I've learned that from trying to figure out people who don't deserve to be figured out. - Taylor Swift
No matter how unattractive your job is, once you are earning with honesty and dignity you need not care what people think of you in your work uniform. - moolesh.k.dindoyal
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Human Dignity has gleamed only now and then and here and there, in lonely splendor, throughout the ages, a hope of the better men, never an achievement of the majority. - James Thurber
Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity. - Shannon L. Alder
We are not going to always agree with each other, but we should have the dignity to always respect each other’s freedom of speech and of choice. Democracy is practiced when we have respect for human rights. - Ellen J. Barrier
The concept of dignity of labour took people off the street. - Sunday Adelaja
Islam is the only religion that gives dignity to the poor. - Ramsey Clark
The commendable efforts of preachers to Europe is that each worker no matter the level, knows he is participating in the process of creation with God hence the dignity. - Sunday Adelaja
There will come a respect and dignity for work when the people are being taught. - Sunday Adelaja
The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others. - Dag Hammarskjold
I can walk without shoes and live without cloths, but I cannot live without dignity even for a second. - M.F. Moonzajer
No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. - Martin Luther King Jr.
God instituted prayer to communicate to creatures the dignity of causality. - Blaise Pascal
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